In the Battle of Uhud, the Meccans were led by Usama bin Zayd, who led the Meccans at the Battle of Ghazwa Rajab. During the battle, it is recorded that Usama is killed by a stone thrown from a catapult.
The Battle of Uhud is also known as the Battle of the Trench, referencing an event in the battle described in the Quran: So when the triumphant Muslims took ka`ba from the enemy and completed or completed the (take) of the trench, and the battle lines (were all) determined. The Meccans saw the change in the verses, and knew that their attempt would be in vain and that this trench was not possible. With (their) eyes full of tears of grief they dismounted (from their horses), not being able to mount them again. Each of them dismounted alone and they dismounted not knowing (each other). They were in deep anguish. The Muslims asked, \"What ailed them?\" They said: \"We have dismounted from our horses in acknowledgment of the Clear Proof.\" They were not able, for grief, (to) mount them again, until them were their own homes again. Their homes had been destroyed; thou sawest their date boughs,... You saw how the opponents mourned the slain, until they were in their place of rest.[14:51-53. The word \"clear proof\" in the verse refers to the way: Allah fulfilled all that He had promised us. Their horses, coats, bags, and their own selves were many. So they returned to the trench, one behind the other. This cost them a lot, they were able to do so only by the permission of Allah. The Muslims asked, \"What ailed them?\" They said: \"Our intention has gone astray, and we have dismounted from our horses for a reason which we do not know.\" They were not alone, but their intention and actions were true then. *Yusuf Al-Khatim Al-Basri, Usul Al-Kamil, Book 1. Al-Qur'an, Verse 74
The battle at Uhud is known to Muslim and non-Muslim religious scholars as the Battle of the Trench because of a battle-scarred (hence, "trench like") valley that marks the meeting place between the lead enemies at the battle. 7211a4ac4a